License Complaint Against RN Closed with Finding of No Probable Cause

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After consideration of the rebuttal statement prepared by the Firm on behalf of a Registered Nurse accused of diverting controlled substances, the Probable Cause Panel for the Board of Nursing determined that probable cause did not exist and directed that the case against a Registered Nurse be closed by the Florida Department of Health. The Firm fully investigated the allegations contained in the preliminary complaint against the RN, specifically that the RN improperly diverted a controlled substance from a Pyxis machine and tested positive for marijuana (THC) in connection with a hospital’s investigation of the missing medication. Attorney Parker Eastin identified several inconsistencies in the record and highlighted evidence which confirmed that the client had not diverted the medication, was not impaired, and had not violated the Nurse Practice Act. The RN, who had been suspended indefinitely by the hospital in connection with the matter, was reinstated and given back pay.

The law firm of Nicholson & Eastin, LLP regularly represents nurses and other medical practitioners before the Florida Department of Health and the professional licensing boards. If you have a licensure matter, please do not hesitate to contact us to evaluate your case.